The Washington Times - September 5, 2011, 01:07PM

With the Triple-A season concluding Monday, the Nationals are expecting their next wave of September call-ups to arrive before Tuesday’s game against the Los Angeles Dodgers. Including in the call-ups will be right-hander Brad Peacock and infielder Steve Lombardozzi. They’ll have to be added to the Nationals’ 40-man roster, so there will be some shuffling ahead.

Also expected to join the team are other 40-man roster guys like right-handers Yunesky Maya and Craig Stammen, left-hander Atahualpa Severino and outfielder Corey Brown.


“I’m looking forward to it,” Nationals manager Davey Johnson said Monday. “I’ve been feeling a little outnumbered here lately. I’m looking forward to seeing these young guys and I know there’s going to be a swarm of them. I’ll have to have a big staff meeting, go over a lot of reports and see what we’re going to do.”

Johnson is looking forward to the ability to expand his potential matchups in the game but the Nationals are high on several of those expected to be called up, including Peacock and Lombardozzi in particular. Peacock is expected to take the mound following Stephen Strasburg on Tuesday, piggy backing starter on starter, and Lombardozzi is expected to get playing time at second base and shortstop, and perhaps even third base.

“They both had great years,” Johnson said. “Peacock tore up the Double-A and Lombardozzi was kind of similar, hit .300 in Double-A, .300 in Triple-A.”

Peacock was 10-2 with a 2.01 ERA in Double-A Harrisburg for the first half of the season and posted a 3.19 ERA in nine starts at Triple-A this season.

Lombardozzi, a Maryland native, hit .309 with a .366 on-base percentage in Double-A before a mid-season promotion. He then hit .310 with a .354 OBP during the second half in Triple-A.

The Nationals have some leeway on their 40-man roster, with Cole Kimball easily able to be moved to the 60-day disabled list, but they’ll have to add Stephen Strasburg on Tuesday, as well as Peacock and Lombardozzi, meaning that guys like Garrett Mock could be in jeopardy.